Former ECW legend Sabu was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated as a part of their “Extra Mustard” series. He spoke at length about his health, his future plans in the business, and much more.

Sabu is most well known for his time in the original ECW as one of its most energetic and intense performers. However, the death-defying risks that he took and the hardcore spots that he put himself through have taken quite a toll on his health. However, he says he says he has no plans to stop any time soon.

“I have to continue wrestling,” said Sabu, known outside the ring as Terry Brunk. “I’m not done yet. I don’t know when I’ll be done, but I just know that I’m not.

“I’m doing good. I had hip replacement surgery, but I need shoulder replacement surgery and my lower back needs fixing. Those are actually more painful, but not more painful when I wrestle, so I can live with it. My hip was the most painful when I wrestled, so I got my hip fixed.”

Sabu had a brief run with WWE when the merger between the companies occurred in the 2000s. How does the “King of the Death Match” feel about his run with the company?

“I had a little regret over [not going to WWE sooner], but I’m happy where I’m at now,” said Sabu. “There’s a few things I wish I would have done differently, but for the most part, I did things my way. I achieved some things that were told to me to be unachievable.”

While Sabu said that he and Vince McMahon got along, he has choice feelings about the WWE hall of fame.

“It’s such a fake Hall of Fame,” said Sabu. “I’d only do it because I need the money. I don’t know if I would mother— everyone or if I would take it graciously, but I don’t consider it a real Hall of Fame. It’s not like the Baseball Hall of Fame or the Football Hall of Fame. They let anybody in it, anybody who could draw money. The real wrestling Hall of Fames are in Iowa and Amsterdam, New York. They look for donations because they’re so broke, but they have s— from the 1800s.”

“Vince’s Hall of Fame only has s— from Vince’s company. If you didn’t work for his company, you’re not in the Hall of Fame. That’s nothing to do with how good you are, it only matters who owned them.”

Sabu also comments on his Paul Heyman, the GoFundMe that was established in his name, as well as sentiment towards his fans.

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